Did you know that even common hair styling and caring habits can cause damage when not done properly? Some of these styling techniques had been done on a regular basis that women do not tend to give it much thought and concern… until they begin to see the damage. Make sure that you take time to evaluate these habits to stop the damage from spreading.
Using Too Much Shampoo
Shampoo is essential to cleaning your hair and scalp. However, remember what they say about too much of something is never good? Same is true for shampoo. Shampoo is made of chemical formula that is designed to be strong enough to get rid of any dirt and pollutants that have build up on your hair, but it can also strip all of your hair’s natural oils causing it to look dry and dull. In some cases, it will prompt the oil-producing glands in your hair to compensate for the loss of moisture, resulting in over-production of oils.
The best solution? Skip daily shampooing. Try every other day if you feel that not washing it for more than two days can make it too greasy. Or, switch to a dry shampoo to fight of the grease and keep your hair looking vibrant in-between washes.
Not Getting Enough Conditioner
A lot of people skip conditioner because they fear it will weigh their hair down too much. But conditioning is an integral part of any hair care routine. All hair types require conditioning to keep it moisturised and balance for optimum vibrancy.
The key here is to find the right conditioner for your hair type! Like shampoo, there are several types to choose from without causing that flat and weighed down effect most assume goes with conditioning.
Mismatched Product for Hair Type
Imagine when you put the wrong product on your skin? Expect the same result when you put the wrong product on your hair. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the hair care products you use to ensure that it matches with your hair texture and type. This is also the same reason why a lot of women complain about a certain brand when in fact the reason why they are not seeing any result is because the product itself is not suited for their hair.
Ask your hairstylist on your next visit to the salon about what type of products they would recommend for your hair. If they know of specific brands that would work best for your hair, then make a note of that too.
Which of these are you guilty of offending?